Our PhD program is offered jointly between the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University and the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. This is the only full interdisciplinary doctoral program in Canadian Studies in Canada, combining the longstanding strengths of both institutions in this field. The program draws on the faculty from both universities. It allows students with an interest in Canada to do advanced graduate work beyond the parameters of a single discipline and undertake research for their dissertations using a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches.
A collaborative specialization in Political Economy is also available.
Situated in the heart of Canada’s capital city, the School offers unmatched practicum opportunities and partnerships with national organizations, museums, archives, government departments and other international and non-governmental organizations. As well, numerous adjunct professors teach and/or mentor our students through internships and research projects. Unique career opportunities can follow.
Fields of Specialization
- Culture, Literature, and the Arts
- Environment and Heritage
- Policy, Economy and Society
- Women’s Studies
Faculty Research Highlights
- Canadian culture and cultural policy
- Canadian women’s studies
- Indigenous studies and the North
- Heritage conservation
- Policy, economy and society